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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Technology Transfer

 Networks for TT  

Two types of network that leverage on the distributed nature of the Institute are peculiar in the Technology Transfer organisation at INFN: the Network of Local TT Contact Persons and the Competence Networks.

  Local TT contact persons, one expert in each facility  

The Network comprises contact persons from each Institute's Division or Laboratory. Working closely with the research community, they identify among scientific activities those that are suitable for TT activities, or that show a commercial interest or potential. Starting from this scouting activity and with the guidance and support of both CNTT and TTO, most appropriate valorisation strategies for the different initiatives are put in place.
The Network of local TT contact persons reflects the widespread diffusion of INFN structures throughout the Italian territory: at the local level the contact persons bridge the INFN with the enterprises and the productive fabric. Local contact persons have valid personal experiences in the field Technology Transfer, moreover they receive continuous training and meet on a bi-monthly basis with both CNTT and TTO.

  Competence Networks  

More than one of the Divisions or Laboratories contribute at the same time to the grow of each of the technological areas if interest of INFN: the skills, as well as the laboratories and the instruments that can play a role in technology transfer, are distributed throughout the territory. The Competence Networks are born as a tool to efficiently and effectively coordinate the expertise related to a specific field, allowing them to become recognizable at national, European and international level.
The first Competence Network is INFN-CHNet (Cultural Heritage Network), a research network and a distributed service infrastructure for technology and knowledge transfer dedicated to science and technologies applied to cultural heritage. INFN-CHNet intends to act, both at national and international level, as a reference point for the multidisciplinary community of public and private who carry out their activities in this area. The organizational structure of the network includes - through specific agreements on activities of common interest - Universities, Research Institutes, Restoration Centers and Consortia also with exclusive humanistic skills.